“Whatever you do in the law, let it have purpose for you,” Kenneth M. Rothweiler, Esq. ’81 charged new students at the Welcome to the Profession event held in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Monday, August 11th in Delaware.
Now an annual tradition in both Delaware and Harrisburg, the Welcome to the Profession ceremonies offer new students a valuable glimpse of their future as legal professionals. The respective events mark the beginning of a student’s legal career and kick off orientation week.
“This is the first day of your legal career, and we are so proud of you and your successes thus far,” Interim Dean Robyn L. Meadows
told students in Harrisburg, but she also spoke to their future, saying, “You will make your impact in many areas of the profession and the profession will be better for it.”
Students in Harrisburg also heard from The Honorable Mary Hannah Leavitt
of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court. Leavitt, who currently serves as the Visiting Scholar in Residence, delivered the affirmation. Alumnus Adam Santucci, Esq. ’09 also offered brief remarks.
In Delaware, Professor Arthur J. Schwartz, the Founding Executive Director of the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University challenged the students to become leaders during a brief but rousing talk. Interim Dean Erin Daly
welcomed the students and spoke about the vibrant intellectual atmosphere on campus, and Alumnus John Cirrinicione ’07 also welcomed the students to the Widener Law family.